Miami Artist Brings Taste Of Summer To Stamford

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Jena Thomas, MFA candidate at the University of Miami and recent selection as New American Painting's featured artist, is opening a solo exhibition on Friday, Feb. 21 at the Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery. Photo Credit: Courtesy Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery
Photo Credit: Courtesy Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery

STAMFORD, Conn. -- With winter still wreaking havoc in the area, Stamford's Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery is set to give residents a taste of summer. 

Jena Thomas, an MFA candidate at the University of Miami and recent selection as New American Painting's featured artist, is opening a solo exhibition on Friday, Feb. 21, at the Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery.

"Continuing in its mission to bring cutting edge artists to Connecticut, the Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery eagerly announces the solo exhibition of contemporary painter Jena Thomas," a press release said. "Thomas’s works seem easily derived from her experience living in vibrant, tropical Miami, Florida. She uses saturated hues and heavily geometric shapes to form her landscapes.

"This technique ties to her narrative: Thomas is interested in documenting the convergence between the natural and man-made world. In her recent collection, she paints a series of pools. Using a technique similar to Wayne Thiebaud-- with clearly defined shadows, subtle brushstrokes, and a brilliant use of color—Thomas situates her narrative squarely in the pop fascination with man-made, ordinary objects."

An opening party for Thomas’s exhibition will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at 96 Bedford St. in Stamford. For more information, contact Rebecca Hansen, communications director, at rhansen@flalvarezgallery.com or 888-861-6791.

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